My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.
Proverbs 3:11-12 NIV
It was great to have Michelle LeFlore with us again last Sunday. Michelle has returned to Colorado to take a job with the City of Aurora as a defense attorney. Robert Wilkerson came as a guest of Michael Dorsey. He lives in Thornton and works for the Postal Service.
Nicole Harris visited her brother and family in Atlanta, Georgia, last week and had a special birthday celebration. Jocelyn Coleman has been visiting her family in California this week.
OUTREACH THIS SATURDAY
Our Open House for reaching out to our neighborhood and other visitors will be this coming Saturday, June 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please invite anyone you think might like to get further acquainted with us in an informal setting. We still have flyers describing our event, which you can give to anyone you think might be interested in attending. Hot dogs will be provided. Members of the congregation are asked to provide ice cream. Please come and meet our visitors if you can attend. We also request your prayers that this outreach can bear fruit for God.
FORMER ELDER HONORED
Jack McCormick, his wife Lois, and their children were members of this congregation for many years. Jack first served as a deacon, then as an elder here. Jack was also instrumental in the construction of our building. Jack and Lois moved to Plum Valley Heights in Douglas County, working diligently to help develop the Sterling Ranch community. This past week, in recognition of their work, a park in that area was dedicated in Jack and Lois’ honor. It will be called McCormick Park. Their faith in God was also acknowledged at the dedication. May we all be encouraged to be a positive influence for the glory of God.
We express our condolences to Audrey Jackson, whose brother passed away recently in Denver.
Pat McCleary asks for continued prayers for Anna Dvoracek and her family as Anna suffers from severe back pain. They hope a spinal surgeon will be able to provide her some relief…Former member Scott Crowe asks that we pray for his brother-in-law, Darwin Sciba, who is facing surgery for cancer. Ean Watkins was to have had his ear surgery this past Friday. There was no update at the time of this writing, but continue to pray for Ean’s hearing to be restored.
ONGOING PRAYER CONCERNS
Please continue in prayer for these loved ones and their various needs:
• Katrina Gallo, Deby Mahoney, Cara Barnes, Betty Fox, Sally McCleary, Gwendolyn Fisher, Danielle Fisher, Faye Young, and Christina Thompson (Marcus and Jana Thompson’s daughter)
• Our loved ones in the armed forces and law enforcement and their families: Anthony Patterson, Paul Germany, and Lawrence Hilton.
In a follow-up to last week’s lesson about God being the Father of Jesus and also our Heavenly Father, today we will consider the topic, “God’s Loving Discipline.” We will focus on biblical passages like Hebrews 12:3-17, which pictures God as a father training his children in what is good.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDY
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we must remain focused on him as our perfect example of how to live before God in righteousness. Hebrews 12:1-2 calls on us to look to Jesus as the founder and perfecter of our faith, while 1 John 2:7 says we should walk as Jesus walked.